US Highway 6 closed in Price due to semitruck crash
Aug 18, 2023, 8:08 PM | Updated: Aug 19, 2023, 2:13 pm
(Utah Highway Patrol)
PRICE, Utah — A crash involving a semitruck closed both directions of U.S. Highway 6 in Carbon County Friday night.
Photos from the scene showed the truck’s cab and trailer stuck on the cement barrier on the right side of westbound lanes near Exit 243 (state Route 55) in Price.
Sgt. Chris Bishop with the Utah Highway Patrol said troopers are investigating speed in conjunction with wet roads as the cause of the crash. No injuries were reported.
The Utah Department of Transporation estimated the closure would last until late Friday night.
Preparations were underway Friday for flash flooding in parts of southern Utah, as communities like Cedar City work to make sure they don’t get a repeat of what the storms brought Thursday. Parts of southwestern Utah could also see rain as the remnants of Hurricane Hilary move across the southwestern U.S. this weekend.